Against Libertarian Populism. Over at The Liberty Conservative (which is, in my opinion, something of an oxymoronic name), Alex Witoslawski of the Leadership Institute recently wrote an article defending populism as a strategy for libertarian activists to embrace.
I am going to disagree with Alex at almost every turn, but it should be known that I am friends with Alex and mean no ill-will towards him. In fact, he privately asked me for my input and asked that I publish my criticisms publicly. Alex defines populism as “a political strategy that aims to mobilize a largely alienated base of the populace against out-of-control elites.” In order for a movement to be populist, Alex claims it must use four distinguishing factors: 2. 3. Examples of such bad ideas supported by populist libertarians include congressional term limits or auditing the fed. 4. The irrationality of the masses makes it hard for them to have any principles–libertarian or not–for very long.
How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S. - The Atlantic. It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term.
The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. He rests heavily on his daughter Ivanka’s arm during his infrequent public appearances. Fortunately for him, he did not need to campaign hard for reelection. His has been a popular presidency: Big tax cuts, big spending, and big deficits have worked their familiar expansive magic. Wages have grown strongly in the Trump years, especially for men without a college degree, even if rising inflation is beginning to bite into the gains. Listen to the audio version of this article: Download the Audm app for your iPhone to listen to more titles. The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think. You may think you are prepared for a post-truth world, in which political appeals to emotion count for more than statements of verifiable fact.
But now it’s time to cross another bridge — into a world without facts. Or, more precisely, where facts do not matter a whit. On live radio Wednesday morning, Scottie Nell Hughes sounded breezy as she drove a stake into the heart of knowable reality: “There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore, of facts,” she declared on “The Diane Rehm Show” on Wednesday. Hughes, a frequent surrogate for President-elect Donald Trump and a paid commentator for CNN during the campaign, kept on defending that assertion at length, though not with much clarity of expression. A shouting match erupted at an election postmortem session, where aides from both campaigns met to discuss the election. A shouting match erupted at an election postmortem session, where aides from both campaigns met to discuss the election. “Mr. There was more from the Harvard event. Log In. On the other hand, this could end quite badly.
Mr. Thiel, who was last in the news for his financial support of Hulk Hogan’s legal fight against Gawker Media, has a slate of political views that stand out of line with most in tech, and perhaps most Americans. He once wrote that “the 1920s were the last decade in American history during which one could be genuinely optimistic about politics.”
After that, he suggested, things went south because, among other things, women were given the right to vote. This isn’t just a photo of Ivanka Trump. It’s a middle finger to democracy. Donald Trump is leveraging his new position as president-elect to empower his business empire — and he’s doing it publicly.
We’ve known for some time that Trump didn’t plan to actually resolve the unprecedented conflicts his far-flung business interests presented. Instead of liquidating his assets and placing them in a Qualified Diversified Trust, as President Bush did, or investing in index funds and government bonds, as President Obama did, Trump has done nothing. He’s waved away concerns about conflicts-of-interest, saying that he would just hand over control of his business interests to his children. He called this a “blind trust” but it is actually the opposite. This Analysis Shows How Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook - BuzzFeed News.
Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’ Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy.
(Reuters) Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy. Twitter, Google, Facebook are changing their policies to prevent bullying and improve accuracy. (Reuters) What do the Amish lobby, gay wedding vans and the ban of the national anthem have in common? Paul Horner, the 38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire, has made his living off viral news hoaxes for several years. [This is how Facebook’s fake-news writers make money] What I Discovered About Trump and Clinton From Analyzing 4 Million Facebook Posts. President Trump: How & Why...